Trucks have become just as refined as cars during the past decade. But don’t mistake their car-like ride and luxury for softness: these things can still take a beating.
Trucks can go more places than they could ten years ago; they have more horsepower and torque than they did ten years ago; and one thing’s for sure: they can tow a whole heck-of-a-lot more than they could ten years ago. The Dodge 2500 with a Cummins diesel for example, has 300hp and puts out a titanic 610 ft./lbs. of torque. Not enough? The GMC 3500 HD, a one-ton dually with a Duramax diesel engine and Allison transmission, can pull 16,700 lbs. So you could feasibly pull your boat, your trailer and come to think of it, probably your neighbor’s boat—simultaneously—should the need arise. All while the kids watch a DVD in the back seat of your leather clad crew cab.